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Have I Got a Deal for You: The Infomercial as Satirical Genre

Unit 7: Take a Little Trip: The Middle Ages and Chaucer
Lesson 3 of 11

Objective: SWBAT analyze the target, the satirical techniques, and the desired reform in Rick Riley's satirical essay "Weighed Down by Too Much Cash? Don't Worry, I'm Here to Help."

Big Idea: A parody of an infomercial works as an editorial commentary.

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English / Language Arts, Literature, Fictional Literature, satire, Cartoons, Chaucer, Life of Riley, Rick Riley
  60 minutes
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